https://youtu.be/ImaH51F4HBw by James Poulos edited by O Society August 14, 2019 Why did digital technology so scandalously betray the expectations set by market liberalism? What accounts for the vast divergence between the starring role digital tech was meant to play in the global consummation of market liberalism and the disruptive, discrediting, disillusioning role it actually is … Continue reading The Medium Versus the Market
To get everyone up to speed on how we got here, the first four boxcars on this train of thought (or non-thought, as the case may be): Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him Who Really Controls the Message? Who Really Controls the Message: Bottlenecks & Amplifiers Who Really Controls the Message: Trumpets, Emotions, … Continue reading Control the Message: Haters Gonna Hate, Consumers Gonna Consume
https://www.facebook.com/combinesharvestersthreshers/videos/bugs-bunny-and-yosemite-samthems-fighting-words/1593515897433810/ by Robert Myers edited by O Society In a manifesto posted online shortly before he went on to massacre 22 people at an El Paso Walmart, the murderer cited the “invasion” of Texas by Hispanics. In doing so, the Walmart murderer echoed President Trump’s rhetoric of an illegal immigrant “invasion.” Think about what this word … Continue reading Warspeak: Them is Fightin’ Words!
by Ben Steele edited by O Society August 12, 2019 There is no end to people complaining about technology and new media. It isn’t limited to luddites and other varieties of reactionaries. One hears all kinds of views why the world is going down the crapper, from high-minded critiques from academics to your mother’s nagging … Continue reading Reading In All Media
8chan is not unique: selection biases and online psychology mean all unmoderated forums will devolve by Keith Spencer edited by O Society August 10, 2019 he website 8chan, an image and message board modeled after 4chan but committed to even less moderation, is in the news again after the revelation that the El Paso shooter used … Continue reading Why Unmoderated Online Forums Always Degenerate Into Fascism
To get everyone up to speed on how we got here, the first two boxcars on this train of thought (or non-thought, as the case may be): Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him Who Really Controls the Message? by O Society August 5, 2019 In our last discourse, we discovered Trump generates messages … Continue reading Who Really Controls the Message: Bottlenecks & Amplifiers
by Alexey Kovalev January 12, 2017 (note: Donald Trump was inaugurated on Jan 20, 2017) edited by O Society Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing … Continue reading A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media